First, a few misconceptions about mosquito control: "Citronella candles are no more effective than any other candles. The smoke may keep mosquitoes away for a very short period," says Price. "Bug zappers only kill a small number of mosquitos. However, they will kill thousands of other flying insects and some of them prey on mosquitoes." Uh, yeah, not the intended result.
"An effective mosquito control program requires removing mosquito breeding sources, applying a product to control mosquito larva where water removal isn’t possible, and the correct application of an adulticide, whether that is a synthetic or an environmentally-friendly product," says Price.
In order to control mosquitos in any outdoor space, you'll need the right products to target the source. These are what Price recommends.
How to control mosquitos with products that actually work
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